Masculine and Feminine

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What if the thing is male?
The Gaelic word will be Masculine
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What if the thing is female?
The Gaelic word will be Feminine
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Ends with 'ach', 'adh', 'an' or 'as'
Masculine
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If a job ends in 'ir' or 'iche'
Masculine
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Ends with 'ag', 'achd', or 'id'
Feminine
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The last vowel is broad (a, o, u)
USUALLY Masculine
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The last vowel is slender (i, e)
USUALLY Feminine
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Masculine - begins with: b, m, p, f
Use 'am', e.g. 'am bainne'
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Masculine - begins with a vowel
Use 'an t-', e.g. 'an t-iasg'
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Masculine - begins with ANY other letter
Use 'an', e.g. 'an taigh'
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Feminine - begins with: b, c, g, m, p
Use 'a' _h___', e.g. ' a' bhuth '
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Feminine - begins with s+ a vowel OR: sl, sn, sr
Use 'an t-', e.g. 'an t-seachdain'
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Feminine - begins with ANY other letter
Use 'an', add an 'h' to words beginning with 'f'
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Adding an ADJECTIVE
Adjectives after a FEMININE noun become aspirated / lenited.
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The Gaelic word will be Feminine

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What if the thing is female?

Card 3

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Masculine

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Card 4

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Masculine

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Card 5

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Feminine

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